4 March 2010

Card Making, inking, yet more mess and a giveaway...

I made too many cards today so I will send the butterfly card  to someone who randomly posts on this entry. You have until sunday to post a comment.  Last night I posted about the graphic fairy blog and the fab vintage images available to download  free! Today I needed to make a birthday card for my sister and a congratulations card for a friend who has just got a new job. In the end I made four cards as I was just in the mood - something I do not always feel about card making. I think I feel my messy style does not work so well on cards and they don't always stand up to close scrutiny.
First up was the Pierrot image which I printed on photo paper (all other paper run out). I inked the edges and mounted it onto torn inked vellum paper. I used dcwv all about girls card for background and added a velvet ribbon and flocked brads. I used permanent pen to write the greeting and went over it with white acrylic paint to soften the colour.
My second card used a wonderful canary image and I used the option that had writing on it as my friend would appreciate the message. I inked the image and mounted onto coredinations card which I sanded. I found a piece of faded floral paper left over from a project last week. Finally I inked a cream card and used tonic border punch to create edge. Oh and added flowers and an inked greeting from stash.

THIS IS THE GIVEAWAY CARD...I loved the butterfly images and printed out three small images. I then printed a sheet of music paper and used watercolours, acrylics and inked to make a mounting piece.
I used a polka dot piece of paper as the background and used my offcuts from punching the other card to make a border.

The last card was made using more paper from this paper pad used above (which came in a boxed kit and I no longer have the kit reference). I used the tonic punch and butterfly punch, which I then inked with brown ink. I used three vintage images and a torn piece of green paper to form a border at the bottom.


  1. Beautiful cards. I particularly like the butterfly one. If I was fortunate to 'win' it, I would send it to my little granddaughter who is having a birthday at the end of March. TFS. ~Glen~